The Diocese of Portsmouth was founded in 1882, taking areas that were formerly part of the Diocese of Southwark. It encompasses the counties of Hampshire, Berkshire (south of the Thames), Oxfordshire (south of the Thames), Dorset (the Bournemouth area), the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. The cathedral is in Portsmouth and is dedicated to St John the Evangelist. 116 churches were visited for Taking Stock (2007).

+Portsmouth – Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist

The cathedral church of the Diocese of Portsmouth. A substantial red brick and stone Decorated Gothic design by J. A.... Read More

Abingdon – Our Lady and St Edmund

A fine example of a Catholic church of the 1850s and 60s built on Puginian principles. The architects, William Wardell... Read More

Aldershot – St Joseph

A fine early-twentieth century church in basilican style, with applied and integral polychromy, both inside and out.... Read More

Aldershot – St Mary

Basilican design, no doubt very old-fashioned for its date. However, the interior is light and elegant.In 1911 the... Read More

Alresford – St Gregory the Great

The church and its associated buildings lie on an attractive sloping site on the southern outskirts of Alresford. Built... Read More

Alton – St Mary

One of a large number of new churches built in the wake of the Second Vatican Council, which broke away from the... Read More

Andover – St John the Baptist

Post-war church with a light and elegant interior, and some furnishings of note.The church was built in 1957 to the... Read More

Ascot – St Francis of Assisi

A relatively modest, red-brick Gothic design, reinterpreting features from Early English architecture. It presents a... Read More

Basingstoke – Holy Ghost

The major church by Fr (later Canon) Alexander Joseph Cory Scoles (1844-1920) and his memorial. Scoles was one of two... Read More

Boar’s Hill – St Thomas More

A simple but attractive converted garage in the garden of a fine Edwardian house. Its primary interest lies in the... Read More

Botley – Our Lady

A simple post-war church design.Building of the church began in 1953, on a plot of land acquired ten years earlier.... Read More

Bournemouth – Corpus Christi

A substantial brick church in the Gothic style, built in the late nineteenth century under the patronage of Baroness... Read More

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